Nienaber happy with Bok intensity at preparation camp

Nienaber happy with Bok intensity at preparation camp

The Springbok training squad wrapped up the second week of their preparation camp in Pretoria on Friday. 

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The players are preparing for the upcoming series against Wales, which kicks off next month.


Coach Jacques Nienaber said he was satisfied with the step-up made by the players from the first week of the camp to the second.

“One could see the difference in the quality and intensity of our training sessions this week, so we are pleased with the strides made,” said Nienaber.


“The players are grasping what we would like to see in terms of the detail in our patterns and systems, and that is very encouraging for us with our opening Test against Wales in two weeks.


“The guys have been working hard on and off the field and it was great to see their keenness to help out in positions where needed, so that we could get the best out of our training sessions.”



A number of Stormers and Bulls players will join the camp next week following Saturday’s United Rugby Championship final in Cape Town.


“We are very excited to have two teams contest the Vodacom URC final and knowing that one of them will be crowned the champions is fantastic,” said Nienaber.


“They will also enter the camp match fit and in a good space from a confidence perspective, so we are looking forward to returning to the training field after a good break this weekend and we believe we will take things up a notch with an eye on the Wales Tests.”

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